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Adult Literacy Statistics

The economy has


changed
Labor Market Shifts in the United States, 1950 vs. 2000

70%

In 1950, 60% of jobs were manual 1950 65%

2000
60%
60%

labor and 20% were professional


occupations. In 2000, only 15% of 50%

% of the Labor Mar ket


jobs were manual labor, and 65% 40%

were professional occupations.


30%

20% 20% 20%


20%
15%

10%

0%
Manual Labor Skilled Occupations Prof essional Occupat ions

Prepared by: Center on Urb an Poverty and Community Development

Prepared by: Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at CWRU.

Average Literacy Skills Score by Educational Attainment


Adults need more reading & math
skills today than they did in 1950.
Our schools have not changed as
fast as the economy. Most entry
level jobs ask for intermediate
skills in reading and math.

Source: National Assessment of


Adult Literacy 2003.

Education Pays
Can earning a GED help an
adult find a job and get out of
poverty? YES!
Sandra Sullivan Learning for Life
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5. Free online curriculum for adults

Mustard Seed Prayer


God, thank you for the mustard seed although it is so small.
God, thank you for the plant that grows up largest of them all.
God, thank you for the birds that sing in branches that reach wide.
God, thank you for the words you teach while walking by my side.
God, give us love and strength to meet each other’s human need.
God, bury me to rise again just like the mustard seed.
AMEN

Lots of Links: Web Resources


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Our Website: http://SullivanLearning.WordPress.com Email:
Learning4LifeProgram@gmail.com

Satellite Sites
Fatima Family Center www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org/cccs/fatima.htm
LMM/2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter www.lutheranmetro.org/index.php/Shelter-
Program/
Notre Dame Legacy Project www.snd1.org/FeaturedMinLegacyProject.html
St Colman Literacy Outreach www.StColmanParish.org
Thea Bowman Center www.TheaBowmanCenter.org
West Side Catholic Center www.HelpCleveland.org

Online Instructional Materials


LearningExpress Library from OLN www.learningexpresslibrary.com/?
HR=http://ohioliteracynetwork.org
GED & Workplace Videos McGraw Hill Online Learning Center
OLN.FastForwardOH.com
www.TV411.org www.GEDWriting.com
www.GEDScience.com
www.USALearns.org www.GEDReading.com
www.GEDMath.com
nd
Challenger 2 Edition www.GEDSocialStudies.com
www.NewReadersPress.com/Items.aspx? Steck Vaughn www.GEDPractice.com
hierId=1241

Free Self-Paced Tutor Training


Verizon Literacy Network Courses by ProLiteracy
http://literacynetwork.verizon.org/TLN/courses

Learning for Life Starter Kit


Powerpoint presentations, handouts, forms published online
www.Scribd.com/farrellink
#! Most Popular: Pocket Guide to Materials www.Scribd.com/doc/26732151
Video of Live Trainings www.Graspr.com/profile/farrellink/videos/
Animoto for a Cause www.Animoto.com/cause
LACES Web-Based Adult Literacy Database www.LiteracyPro.com

Supporting Organizations
Farrell Ink www.farrellink.com Literacy Cooperative www.LiteracyCooperative.org

Research
Bureau of Labor Statistics www.BLS.gov
National Assessment of Adult Literacy nces.ed.gov/naal/
Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains
www.skagitwatershed.org/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html
Stereotype Threat www.ReducingStereotypeThreat.org
Trauma-Informed Care mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/nctic/
Principles of Adult Learning www.teachermentors.com/adultLrng.php
NEO CANDO (Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development)
neocando.case.edu